Several charities collect used stamps to support their causes, including People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, Brittle Bone Society, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Leukaemia CARE, Oxfam and the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Great Britain. In Australia, organizations such as Lone Girl Guides, Knights of the Southern Cross, Bayley House and Guide Dogs Tasmania collect stamps for money.Know More
Britain's People's Dispensary for Sick Animals earns about 10 pounds per every kilogram of stamps. Patrons send postage stamps to a certain address, or couriers pick up large amounts. Leukaemia CARE receives 3 pounds for every kilogram of British stamps and 13 pounds for every kilogram of foreign stamps. Save the Albatross gets 3.50 pounds for every kilogram of British stamps and 12.50 pounds for a kilogram of foreign varieties.
One specialty company pays charities 11 pounds for a kilogram of British stamps and 20 pounds for the same weight in foreign stamps. The amount each charity gets varies, depending on what company buys their stamps. These monetary figures are current as of July 2014.
When charities receive large volumes of stamps, they are sold to dealers and stamp collectors by weight. These types of stamps are called "kiloware." The mass market for kiloware stamps started with BBC's "Blue Peter" children's television show that raised funds every November to give needy kids Christmas gifts.Learn More
Used stamps are of great importance to stamp collectors throughout the world. Even though a majority of people who gather stamps as a hobby prefer ones in mint condition, used stamps are also highly desirable, especially if they're rare. There are online stamp dealers that purchase used stamps at a fixed cost and then put them up on display for sale.Full Answer >
The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative Elvis stamp in January 1993. Several other countries have also issued commemorative stamps featuring images of Elvis.Full Answer >
The term "flag stamp" can refer to any postage stamp that depicts the flag of a nation. In the United States, it is commonly used as an informal name for the "Forever Stamps" and for stamps issued as a part of the "Flags 24/7" series.Full Answer >
The global stamp allows consumers to send a 1-ounce letter or standard-sized postcard anywhere around the globe for just one nominal cost. As of September of 2014, the price for a global stamp was $1.10.Full Answer >